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. murdoch, james, through all the civil actions, have you been paying glenn mulkhair's legal fees? not you personally, but your organization. >> as i said earlier to the question from mr. davies, there are -- >> no, no. let's keep it short. yes or no? it's a yes or no question. >> i don't know the current status of those. you asked the question are we paying all of his legal fees. >> have you been paying legal fees during the course of the civil actions? >> i don't know the details of the civil actions but i do know that certain legal fees were paid for mr. mulkhair by the company and i was as surprised and shocked to learn that as you are. >> can you understand that people might ask why a company might wish to pay the legal fees of a convicted felon who's been involved -- intimately involved in the destruction of your reputation if it were not to buy his cooperation of silence? >> i can understand that and that's exactly why i asked the question. that's exactly what -- when the allegations came out, i said are we really doing this? is this what the company is doing? on legal advice, you k
says it will investigate whether rupert murdoch's company broke the law. but murdoch still doesn't get it. he admits to minor mistakes that were made. plus, paging willard mitt romney. the front runner who says he can fix the economy is nowhere to be found. is he in witness pro pro teks program? >>> and the atlanta school cheating scandal. is no child left behind really leaving too many behind? >>> welcome to the show. i'm al chasharpton. tonight's lead, republicans pushing our economy to the brink, just minutes ago, presidents meeting with congressional members ended after an hour and 19 minutes. we don't know if we are closer to a deal but what we do know is that gtop is offering up nothin and certainly no solutions. case in point, republican leader eric cantor continues to push a short term extension of debt ceiling. here is president obama's response. quote, enough is enough, eric. don't call my bluff. i'm going to the american people on this. i will not yield. today, cantor took more heat from the left. >> house majority leader eric cantor showing he shouldn't even be at the table
murdoch and his son testified over the phone hacking scandal, parliament shifted its focus to prime minister david cameron. >> the reply that he sent -- the reply that he sent was cleared in advance by my permanent secretary. >> so cameron took a few rounds of shouting from members of paul meant but he did get his message across. he did get some enthusiasm for his response when he spoke of murdoch's testimony as well. >> everyone can see exactly what he is doing, an attempt to play this for party advantage. the problem has been taking place over many years. the problem is for both our main parties. and the problem is one that the public expects us to stop playing with, but to rise to the occasion and deal with it for the good of the country. >> so where is all of this headed to next? martin fletcher is live in london with the very latest. mart martin, how much in danger is cameron's career? all of us are familiar with the fact that parliament is a very vocal place but this is an extreme example of what takes place when someone is on the chopping block. >> reporter: that's right. it
vote that ignores that we are a country on the verge of default. rupered murdoch used to be the most feared media boss in the world. today he says he wasn't responsible for what happened at his own company. yeah? and denial is a river in egypt. >>> plus bill clinton's smash-mouth advice for president obama. but does the president have a better plan of his own? we'll have that hot story. >>> welcome to the show. i'm al sharpton. tonight's lead, i think we may have found the answer to what's happening to the republican party. they've been drinking so much tea, i think they may be dizzy. at this hour, house republicans are debating and are expected to vote for the most extreme budget plan in years. it's the tea party's cut, cap and balance bill. earlier today, president obama set it was a political effort, not a serious one. >> that is not an approach that could pass both chambers, not an approach i would sign and it's not balanced. we don't have any more time to engage in symbolic gestures. we don't have any more time to posture. >>> republican leaders are holding this vote in a desper
and enjoying this moment and as they say in germany. >> let's look at the empire rupert murdoch has put together for himself. news corp. controls movie divisions, 20th century fox. pay-per-view channels, newspapers, we look at different brands, we're all familiar with them, brought in $33 billion in revenue last year and generate $32 billion in cash each year -- generate $2 billion in cash each year. is there a threat for such a diverse organization? >> he brought in someone who cleans up messes of administrations to help clean up news corp. here and contain the problem. the big thing for murdoch, he wanted a family dynasty. looks like so far, it has been sacrificed and everybody involved wasn't a murdoch. james murdoch may not survive. elizabeth murdoch may come back into the company. as far as prosecution here in the u.s., maybe not so much. i understand the foreign practices act going into the tactics of news corp. is an unusual interpretation. and everybody here will see what happens in uk to have a clear picture. this could run for years. watergate took two years until nixon eventu
shell new report, says rupert murdoch's company has paid more than $650 million to make charges of corporate spying and hacking go away. and it all happened here in america. >>> plus, did shady republicans try to use the maxine waters investigation for political reasons? that hot story tonight. >>> welcome to the show, i'm al sharpton. tonight's lead, president obama is vowing to veto what some are calling the republican's worst idea yet. it's the so-called cut, cap and balance bill. a tea party plan that's even more extreme than the ryan he budget. here is the -- >> classic washington posturing ka bookie theater. you know, this is a measure that's designed to duck, dodge and dismantle. duck responsibility, dodge on obligations and dismantle, law, which would require the dismantlement of our social safety met wp social security, medicare and medicaid. >> even though american people rejected their agenda, a new poll shows 71% disapprove of how republicans are handling the debt talks. much worse than for democrats or the president. in fact, 51% of republicans don't even like where
pressure. [ bat cracks ] that's a hit. one a day men's. >> it's the story that rupert murdoch wishes would just go away. the media mogul and his empire are under attack for the british tabloid, phone hacking scandal that forced him to shut down his largest newspaper, sparked a government investigation, and unleashed a flood of ang frert public hp. now the scandal is turning the spotlight on murdoch's media empire here in the u.s. especially on to fox news. so what does the controversy tell us about how murdoch does business? and what will the scandal mean for fox news? joining me now, is elise hogue, senior advisor at media matters, a nonprofit watch dog group that is now under attack from fox news. elise, how are you? and welcome to the show. what does this mean in america? of course, we know in england, there is a lot of outrage. in parliament there. there's unprecedented attacks. but what could this mean in the united states and particularly for fox news? >> you know, the first thing i think americans need to realize reverend, is that news international is a part of news corps, which is
are feeling about defeating obama now. plus, did rupert murdoch's company break any laws in the united states? it's a shocking claim. new jersey, senator frank lot enburg is leading the charge to investigate. and he will be here live. >>> and the fan that caught derek jeter's ball, and gave it back, cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars. did he do the right thing? yankee fan is here tonight. >>> republicans talk a big game. they say the president is losing support. they say he lost his touch. they say he is done in 2012. really? i don't think so. he is showing them the money in a big way. bandoned racetracks in america today. automotive performance is gone. and all we have left are fallen leaves and broken dreams. oh. wait a second. that is a dodge durango. looks like american performance is doing just fine. ♪ carry on. ♪ carry on. ♪ going to the bank without going to the bank... that's a step forward. with chase quickdeposit on your smartphone, you just snap a picture, hit send and done. chase quickdeposit. take a step forward and chase what matters. ♪ we just keep on keepin' on
. does their business claim to have a cure for homosexuality? calling rupert murdoch, the media magnate and his son have been called before parliament to explain the phone-tapping scandal that could bring them down. >>> i'm thomas roberts. we get to president obama preparing for another round of debt talks with congressional leaders as the clock continues to tick. speaker boehner reenforced his party's message and put pressure on the president this morning. take a listen. >> this debt limit increase is his problem. i think it's time for him to lead by putting his plan on the table, something the congress can pass. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house for us this morning. the president is going to be back at it again today. you heard the speaker there. how have things developed in the 24 hours since yesterday's news conference? >> certainly some of the sharpest rhetoric we heard from speaker boehner to date just a few days ago law makers talking about the importance of bipartisanship. today speaker boehner saying the president really needs to put his plan forward. the rheto
. >>> up ahead, the fire under rupert murdoch won't go away. new allegations emerge, as theory sick. >>> and arizona's sheriff joe arpaio comes clean. he settled a case. is that an admission? i'm going to go head to head with the sheriff, live tonight. [ crunch ] look! [ male announcer ] wheat thins crunch stix. try our new flavors. [ male announcer ] wheat thins crunch stix. (telephone ring. pick up) usa prime credit. my name ...peggy. you got problem? ggy? third time i've called, 's time i speak with a supervisor. supervisor is genius...i transfer. transfer! transfer! transfer! transfer! transfer! hello...my name is... peggy? come on!!! hello? want better customer service? switch to discover. ranked #1 in customer loyalty. it pays to discover. it's nice 'n easy colorblend foam! permanent color with tones and highlights. now in a delightful foam. just three shakes, foam it, love it! it's foamtastic! new nice 'n easy colorblend foam. your right color. new nice 'n easy colorblend foam. oh! let's do this. look who's early! [ dentist ] my patients want to walk into their dental check-u
of parliamentary committee next week. this morning summonses issues for rupert murdoch and son james. they've so far refused to appear before the committee. all of this comes as murdoch's news corp. takes another hit. it has pulled out of a $12 billion bid to buy full control of broadcaster bskyb. nbc's stephanie gosk is live in london with the latest. now it stands nine people having been arrested. what do we know about the latest person taken into custody? >> thomas, the sixth is neil wallace, deputy editor from 2003 to 2007 at "news of the world" when andy coolsulson was editord he served as prime minister cameron's spokesperson so there's been a lot of interest around him and it does seem like the investigation right now is focusing around that time in the "news of the world" and the activities that went on then. it raises interesting questions about rebekah brooks also the editor of the paper, whether or not she could be brought in with allegation, criminal allegations against herself. >> stephanie, what do we expect hearing the fact that rebekah brooks will be testifying or at least has ag
. congress man cleaver, we're going to let you get back to work now. >> thank you. >> the rupert murdoch hacking scandal is expanding by the movement. developing right now news corp has withdrawn its bid for bskyb saying that we believe that the proposed acquisition of bskyb by news corporation would benefit both companies. but it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate. now news corporation remains a committed long-term shareholder in bskyb. we are proud of the success it has achieved and our contributions to it. meanwhile the scandal is crossing the pond to the u.s. senator jay rockefeller is calling for an investigation into whether news corp employees listened in on phone calls of families of 9/11 victims and others here in the state. hugh grant, the exacter, whose medical records were the subject of a recent newspaper article, says americans may now take notice. >> i think people need to ask themselves, you know, who is this man who owns such a large part of our media? and i think, you know, when you hear some of the new allegations about who the "news
'm thomas roberts. rupert murdoch will testify at parliament tomorrow, this is the big headline, all over the phone hacking scandal that's rocking his media scandal. meanwhile there was a new arrest of a top exec over the weekend, and now the head of scotland yard and his assistant are resigning. if you're keeping score so far, there have been three high-profile resignations, ten arrests and it is not over yet. jim maceda is live in london to bring us up to speed on this. jim, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, thomas. make that four high profile resignations. just a couple of hours ago scotland yard's number two, john yates, also resigned under increasing, extraordinary, really, pressure. that on the heels on his boss's resignation last night. commissioner paul stevenson, he was the head of scotland yard. he, if you will, fell on his sword and said that he could not in good conscience continue with all the challenges to keep the peace in great britain as he and specifically his relationship with the murdock media empire became such a focus of attention. he was calling it a major distra
. james murdoch, son of rupert murdoch, admitted to making mistakes. the paper, which came under fire, "news of the world" when phone messages of a missing 13-year-old girl were hacked and the girl was found dead months later. apparently they had hacked into the phone and also deleted messages and that gave the family hope that this young girl was still alive. the story has britain seething, wondering how this could happen. britain's prime minister even got involved, launching an investigation. but again, the big news coming that the "news of the world" to close and its last edition coming this week. we'll be following more on that story right here on msnbc. back with more right after this. s to stay ahead of her class. morning starts with arthritis pain... that's two pills before the first bell. [ bell rings ] it's time for recess... and more pills. afternoon art starts and so does her knee pain, that's two more pills. almost done, but hang on... her doctor recommended aleve because it can relieve pain all day with just two pills. this is lisa... who switched to aleve and fewer pills
with five hookers. now the attention is all on the pie and smeand especially by murdoch's wife. thanks for being with us. more politics are ahead with al sharpton. >> grand bargain or grand illusion? tonight, washington may be getting closer to a deal on the deficit. but is it a deal worth having? let's make sure it has shared sacrifice. >>> and congressman under fire for his attack, he says he's not sorry. >>> plus, there's more to the story. the more impact migraine headaches may have had on michele bachmann's job performance. >>> and rush limbaugh, hot air. hits a new high. his latest attack on big government is our con job of the day. >>> welcome to the show, i'm al sharpton. tonight's lead, are we closer to a deal or disaster? president obama and house speaker john boehner may be nearing a deal for a new grand bargain on debt limit. the president is meeting with democrats right now at the white house. presumably to talk about the deal. but any agreement would have to get past the tea party republicans in the house. and democrats say, they have a problem. >> the loudest shr
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